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Titans vs. Bills Monday Night Football: Live Update Blog

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The Buffalo Bills (1-0) continue their run towards the Lombardi Trophy tonight against Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans (0-1).

The Titans and Bills played last year on Monday Night Football in Nashville in one of the most entertaining games of the year. The Titans came out on top, but the Bills are looking to change their fortunes tonight.

WHAT: Buffalo Bills (1-0) vs. Tennessee Titans (0-1)

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, 7:15 p.m. EST

WHERE: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, New York (71,608)

TELEVISION: ESPN / FuboTV (try it free)

RADIO: WGR550 (550 AM)

Betting via SI SportsBook

SPREAD: Buffalo Bills -8.5

TOTAL: 48 (o -110, u -110)

MONEYLINE: Bills -450, Titans +350

THE FINAL WORD: Allen on Ken Dorsey’s first game as Buffalo’s offensive coordinator:

“I think Coach Dorsey called a heckuva game,” Allen said. “It’s his first live action. So I’m proud of him for handling those situations how he did. We were 90% on third down. That’s a recipe for success.”

Follow along tonight here at BillsCentral.com as we provide drive-by-drive updates as the Bills take on the Titans from Highmark Stadium.

In-game updates will appear below after kickoff…

FIRST QUARTER: Bills 7, Titans 7

The Bills received the opening kickoff. 

The Bills will start their drive at their own 25.

Buffalo is driving early, with a rush of 16 yards by Devin Singletary and 10 yards by Josh Allen moving them into Titans’ territory. 

Allen is moving it through the air as well, finding Dawson Knox for a gain of 12 yards to move into the red zone. 

TOUCHDOWN BILLS: Allen connects with Reggie Gilliam out of the backfield for a touchdown. Bass’ extra point attempt is good to give the Bills a 7-0 lead with 9:07 left in the first quarter. The drive went 75 yards on 12 plays, taking 5:53 off the clock. 

The Titans will start their drive at their own 25.

Tannehill finds Treylon Burks for a gain of 5 yards but a roughing the passer penalty moves the ball an extra 15 yards, and then Tannehill finds Austin Hooper for 19 yards.

TOUCHDOWN TITANS: Derrick Henry plunges into the end zone from 2 yards out for the touchdown. Bullock’s extra point ties the game at 7-7 with 5:23 left in the first quarter. The drive went 75 yards on 9 plays, taking 3:44 off the clock. 

The Bills will start their drive at their own 25.

Allen connects with Diggs to start the drive for an easy gain of 16 yards, and a third down pass attempt falls incomplete due to defensive pass interference to extend the drive.

The Bills go for it on 4th and 1 but the Titans defense reads it perfectly to force the turnover on downs. 

The Titans will start their drive at their own 31.

Ryan Tannehill keeps it on a quarterback sneak on 3rd and 1, picking up a first down and bringing an end to the first quarter. 

SECOND QUARTER: Bills 17, Titans 7

On 3rd and 14 Tannehill finds Burks over the middle for a gain of 16 to keep the drive alive. 

A screen to Woods for a gain of 17 is wiped out by an offensive facemask, pushing Tennessee back to 2nd and 26.

On 3rd and 21 the Titans run another screen but the Bills snuff it out to force a Titans’ punt. 

The Bills will start their drive at their own 18.

Allen finds Isaiah McKenzie for a gain of 28 yards followed by a gain of 9 to Knox to move into Titans’ territory. 

FIELD GOAL BILLS: Bass’ 49-yard field goal attempt is good to give the Bills a 10-7 lead with 7:20 left in the second quarter. The drive went 51 yards on 6 plays, taking 2:34 off the clock. 

The Titans will start their drive at their own 25.

The Titans’ drive goes nowhere, as the Bills’ defense comes out and forces a three and out.

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The Bills will start their drive at their own 24. 

Allen connects with Jake Kumerow on a deep shot for a gain of 40 yards, moving deep into Titans’ territory. 

TOUCHDOWN BILLS: Allen finds Diggs wide open in the end zone for the 4-yard touchdown. Bass’ extra point attempt is good to give the Bills a 17-7 lead with 1:00 left in the second quarter. The drive went 77 yards on 8 plays, taking 4:10 off the clock.

The Titans will start their drive at their own 25.

Tannehill is sacked for a loss of 8 yards, which will bring an end to the first half. 

THIRD QUARTER: Bills 34, Titans 7

The Titans will start their opening drive at their own 25.

The Titans offense can’t get much of anything going, with a lone first down completion to Robert Woods being all their offense before having to punt. 

The Bills will start their drive at their own 20.

On 3rd and 9 Allen finds Jamison Crowder over the middle for a gain of 16 yards to extend the drive. 

TOUCHDOWN BILLS: Allen connects with Diggs on a deep 46-yard touchdown strike. Bass’ extra point attempt is good to extend Buffalo’s lead to 24-7 with 10:18 left in the third quarter. The drive went 80 yards on 7 plays, taking 2:26 off the clock.

The Titans will start their drive at their own 24.

The Bills’ defense forces another Titans’ three and out as they continue to stifle the Tennessee offense. 

The Bills will start their drive at their own 44.

The Titans’ defense answers with a much needed three and out of their own, forcing a punt. 

The Titans muff the punt and the Bills jump on the ball at the Tennessee 20.

FIELD GOAL BILLS: Bass’ 37-yard field goal is good to extend Buffalo’s lead to 27-7 with 7:32 left in the third quarter. The drive went 1 yard on 4 plays, taking :50 off the clock. 

The Titans will start their drive at their own 25.

INTERCEPTION BILLS: Tannehill’s pass is tipped and intercepted as the Bills force a turnover. 

The Bills will start their drive at midfield.

TOUCHDOWN BILLS: Allen and Diggs connect for their third touchdown of the game, a 14-yard strike. Bass’ extra point attempt is good to extend Buffalo’s lead to 34-7 with 5:34 left in the third quarter. The drive went 51 yards on 4 plays, taking 1:13 off the clock.

The Titans will start their drive at their own 29.

TOUCHDOWN BILLS: Matt Milano picks off Tannehill and takes it to the house for a 43-yard pick six. Bass’ extra point attempt is good to extend Buffalo’s lead to 41-7 with 3:49 left in the third quarter. 

The Titans’ offense continues to flounder even with Malik Willis entering the game, forced to punt yet again. 

The Bills will start their drive at their own 4.

Mike Keenum enters the game at quarterback and the Bills’ offense goes three and out. 

FOURTH QUARTER: Bills 41, Titans 7

The Titans will start their drive at the their own 36. 

FUMBLE RECOVERY BILLS: Willis fumbles on the scramble and the Bills’ defense jumps on it. 

The Bills will start their drive at their own 36.

Another three and out drive for the Bills’ offense. 

The Titans will start their drive at their own 11.

Willis and the Titans’ offense can’t get anything going, going three and out and punting again. 

The Bills will start their drive at their own 33.

James Cook runs up the sideline for a gain of 38 yards, moving deep into Tennessee territory. 

On 4th and 1, Cook picks up 2 yards to help the Bills continue to run down the clock on this one. 

Keenum takes a knee and drains the remainder of the clock. 

END OF GAME

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Source : Sports Illustrated

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